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View scarlet's Profile scarlet Flag Turkey 01 Dec 21 5.18am Send a Private Message to scarlet Add scarlet as a friend

I just can't believe it! How on earth did Benteke miss that header against Leeds? Wot a sitter! Another two points down the drain. And after the great goal he scored in the previous match I'm wondering if we can ever get the consistency we need from him.....

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 01 Dec 21 7.00am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

He has form!
Three points down the drain.

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 01 Dec 21 8.18am Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

Such rubbish from you two, our performance improved so much with him when he came on and it is quite obvious how much he's improved under PV, it wasn't as easy a chance as you think because he had a covering defender running across him and their keeper still to beat and he'd be the first to say with his decent form that he should've been at least on target ..our biggest mistake last night was not making subs during Leeds best spell around the hour mark because it was quite evident we needed a change then.

 

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View Davepalace707's Profile Davepalace707 Flag Northumberland 01 Dec 21 8.54am Send a Private Message to Davepalace707 Add Davepalace707 as a friend

I realised a few years’ ago the only way to cope with watching Benteke is to expect him to miss absolutely everything and to only be surprised when he scores

 


“You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take”

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View Eagle Phil's Profile Eagle Phil Flag 01 Dec 21 9.06am Send a Private Message to Eagle Phil Add Eagle Phil as a friend

Agree 100% with Davepalace707, that’s exactly what I do. I never expect him to score, no matter how simple the chance and then when he does score it makes the goal celebration so much better.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 01 Dec 21 10.39am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Eagle Phil

Agree 100% with Davepalace707, that’s exactly what I do. I never expect him to score, no matter how simple the chance and then when he does score it makes the goal celebration so much better.

Why then, do we persist with him? I really don't understand how he gets away with fooling folk into believing he's a striker. I was underwhelmed when he joined us and I still feel the same.

OK, so he's scored a few this season, but he misses too many good chances which is what this thread's about. However, funnily enough, I do agree with Tickled in that our overall performance improved after he came on.

 


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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 01 Dec 21 10.49am Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

Originally posted by Davepalace707

I realised a few years’ ago the only way to cope with watching Benteke is to expect him to miss absolutely everything and to only be surprised when he scores

Agree.

It's not just the missed chances - his passing is absolutely atrocious and I don't know if I've ever seen a striker with worse movement. Absolutely 0 poaching instincts, doesn't press, has one bit of movement to peel to the back post and hope it gets stood up.. the one time that actually paid off yesterday, he missed a free header from 6 yards.

Did anyone notice the shot from the edge of the area? That's half a chance for any competent top level forward to at least work the keeper - he put it a mile wide.

When are we finally going to cut our losses and just get rid?

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 01 Dec 21 11.01am Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

Agree.

It's not just the missed chances - his passing is absolutely atrocious and I don't know if I've ever seen a striker with worse movement. Absolutely 0 poaching instincts, doesn't press, has one bit of movement to peel to the back post and hope it gets stood up.. the one time that actually paid off yesterday, he missed a free header from 6 yards.

Did anyone notice the shot from the edge of the area? That's half a chance for any competent top level forward to at least work the keeper - he put it a mile wide.

When are we finally going to cut our losses and just get rid?

Because as much as I agree with everything (and I cant stand the guy most of the time) we looked better when he was on.

Unfortunately whilst we see little glimpses of quality from OE, he isn't playing well enough to keep Benteke out of the team.

 

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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 01 Dec 21 11.08am Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

Originally posted by MrRobbo

Because as much as I agree with everything (and I cant stand the guy most of the time) we looked better when he was on.

Unfortunately whilst we see little glimpses of quality from OE, he isn't playing well enough to keep Benteke out of the team.

I think yesterday was a bit of an exception - we weren't good enough to beat Leeds press without Andersen and Macca (two of our best/most composed ball players) so ended up having to play more direct, which suited Benteke and meant he was quite effective.

I don't think there will be many other games we end up playing as direct as that, so I don't envisage that kind of impact every game.

Edouard just looks a better player to me - better touch, better feet, better movement and a better finisher - will take a bit of time to settle/adapt, but I don't see how he doesn't end up a better option.

If we were to have a 90th min one-on-one to win a game, I think all of us would rather it fell to Edouard than Benteke.

 

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View Buckspalace's Profile Buckspalace Flag Thornborough 01 Dec 21 11.20am Send a Private Message to Buckspalace Add Buckspalace as a friend

Absolutely shocking miss what in effect was an open goal from 4 yards, that cost is points in the end.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 01 Dec 21 11.25am Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

I think yesterday was a bit of an exception - we weren't good enough to beat Leeds press without Andersen and Macca (two of our best/most composed ball players) so ended up having to play more direct, which suited Benteke and meant he was quite effective.

I don't think there will be many other games we end up playing as direct as that, so I don't envisage that kind of impact every game.

Edouard just looks a better player to me - better touch, better feet, better movement and a better finisher - will take a bit of time to settle/adapt, but I don't see how he doesn't end up a better option.

If we were to have a 90th min one-on-one to win a game, I think all of us would rather it fell to Edouard than Benteke.

To your last comment, Brighton away last year.

We look much more dangerous up front when Benteke plays, he gives their CBs a tough game. He holds the ball up and creates space for other players. Yes he misses some chances, but he gets in the position to have those chances, which others don’t seem to do.

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 01 Dec 21 11.28am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

PV says that Benteke is capable of scoring 10 goals this season.

Not a vast amount for the position. But for Benteke, a big increase on the last few years.

By my reckoning, Benteke will need to be provided with 100 scoring chances over the course of the season to achieve that number.

It's a shame we couldn't compete with Newcastle for Callum Wilson, he would be ideal in our set up.

 


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